Can the Family Court grant a Divorce to a Muslim couple, or to a couple married under the Muslim law?

by | Nov 5, 2018 | Knowledge & Insights

Different Divorce laws in Singapore apply for couples married under Civil Law and Muslim Law.

The Family Court only handles Divorces for couples who are married under Civil Law.

The Syariah Court under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) handles matrimonial disputes involving Muslim parties or persons who are married under Muslim law.

You cannot apply for a Divorce in the Family Court if you or your spouse are Muslims, or were married under the Muslim law.

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Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.